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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Tue January 1 - Tue December 31

HARTLEY. OPEN TUES-SUN. The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space.

All in a Day’s Work

Fri June 7 - Sun October 13

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. All in a Day’s Work provides a rare insight into the daily life of people at work in the Orange district between 1955 and 1974.

2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’

Fri 19 July 2019, - Tue 30 June 2020,

PARKES. At CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists in the 2019 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards".

David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin

Sat August 3 - Sun September 29

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience.

Hill End Artist Rosemary Valadon – Shadows of Desire Exhibition

Sat August 31 - Wed September 25

PADDINGTON. In recent work, Rosemary Valadon re-engages the still life tradition and the shadows cast by gender roles and stereotypes that upset the easy search for domestic bliss. Here an amazing table ensemble becomes a theatre set for an unsettling feminine eye, rendered with humour and suspended desire.

“It’s Lovely Here” – Exhibition

Sun September 1 - Mon September 23

COWRA. An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and photos 

Crystal Art Exhibition – Dr Jim Frazier OAM

Sat September 7 - Thu October 31

NEWBRIDGE. Dr Jim Frazier OAM will be showcasing artworks in the Olde Bridge Art Gallery in Newbridge. Dr Jim Frazier OAM is a renowned photographer, wildlife cinematographer, naturalist, artist and inventor.

Outside In

Sun September 8 - Sat October 5

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. Erica Wagner is exhibiting at The Peisley St Gallery in Orange from September 8 – October 5.

Our Wardrobe: Bringing Characters to Life for 60 years – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue September 10 - Sun October 20

GRENFELL ART GALLERY. The Grenfell Dramatic Society is excited to showcase their wardrobe’s most beautiful vintage clothing, along with the production costumes that have brought their characters to life over the 60 years the Society has been active.

Matt Ottley: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness

Sat September 14 - Sun October 13

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. This exhibition of works on paper and canvas by polymath Matt Ottley (author, artist, illustrator, composer, musician) has been created as a point of entry to speaking publicly about the stigma and experience of living with a psychotic illness

Hill End Artist Luke Sciberras Exhibition – River on the Brink: Inside the Murray-Darling Basin

Fri September 20 - Thu October 3

MILLERS POINT. River on the Brink is a creative response by a select group of artists, committed to the well -being of the fragile interconnected riverine systems that make up the great Murray-Darling Basin

Emporium – Inspired by the East

Mon September 23 - Sun September 29

CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Original art, limited edition prints, papier mache, leggings, tops scarves, totes, clutch pouches, cushions, mugs, tea towels, rugs and greetings cards.

2019 Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards and Exhibition

Fri September 27 - Sun September 29

COWRA. The Cowra Art Group Inc. is holding their 2019 Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards and Exhibition in September (27th opening night). Entry forms available soon.

2019 BRAGS Art Fair

Fri September 27 - Sun October 13

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. Artists from the Bathurst Regional Council district and surrounding areas including the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney, Cowra, Orange and Mudgee are invited to participate in the 2019 Bathurst Art Fair.

Ashlee Bucholtz – Deep in the Weeds

Sat September 28 - Sun September 29

TREMAINS MILL, BATHURST. You are invited to an exhibit of contemporary landscape paintings, examining the raw narrative of Duramana.

Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt

Sat September 28 - Sun December 1

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Deep Revolt is a mid-career survey exhibition of work by Melbourne based artist Arlo Mountford. Laden with references from art history and pop culture, Mountford’s large scale video installations, kinetic sculpture and animations take a wry look at the artistic canon through the lens of the contemporary.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au